By Ben Stroup
The GMVWA Holiday Wrestling Tournament podium was a busy place Tuesday … especially for the Pacers.
Five Delaware Hayes standouts made the trip, leading the team to a runner-up finish in Division I thanks to a perfect run through the finals (5-0). The Pacers finished with 150 points while the Shamrocks of Dublin Coffman took top honors in the big-school division with 174.
Greg Brusco, the Pacers’ 152-pound stud, certainly did his part, taking top honors in his weight class by outlasting Clinton-Massie’s Davey Tunon 4-3 in the championship.
Other Hayes standouts included Max Wright (160) and Chris Martinez (195), who each finished third. Wright, who pinned Hartley’s Zach Bowman in 3:42 to nab top-three honors, had seven pins during the two-day event. Martinez, meanwhile, beat Wapakoneta’s Landon Hall 5-2 to earn third-place points.
Zach Williams (106) and Carter Davidson (170) also earned spots on the podium, finishing seventh in their respective weight classes. Williams beat Springfield’s Bryce Davis 7-2 in his final match of the tourney while Davidson handled Glen Este’s Cameron Wilson 9-6.
Orange, which finished 16th in Division I with 67 points, was led by Logan Broskie (152), who finished fourth after falling to Lakota West’s Andrew Acuna by a slim 9-7 margin in his third-place match.
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